San Diego Padres pitcher Ha-Sung Kim was forced to leave the game after being hit in the left knee by a foul ball. He was in so much pain that he was unable to walk and had to be helped off the field.
Kim was scheduled to bat third base and hit seventh in the lineup against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on 26 June (local time), but was unable to complete the game and was replaced in the second inning.메이저사이트
Kim had been on a hot streak, hitting in five consecutive games from the 18th against the Kansas City Royals until the previous day, when he hit his fifth home run of the season on the 25th against the Washington Nationals.
The situation was this. Trailing 0-1 with two outs in the top of the second inning, Kim pulled hard on a 94-mph (151-kilometre) four-seam fastball from Washington starter Jake Irvin. The pitch struck Kim directly in the left knee. The hit sent him crashing to the ground on his knee.
He was in so much pain that he was unable to help himself and had to be helped to the dugout by team staff. The nature and extent of his injury is not yet known, but it appeared to be a major one, as he was unable to place his left foot on the ground while being helped off the field.
As the pitch rose, Kim encountered an unexpectedly large reef.